Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68545
Would like to see an /etc/init.d script for fetchmail
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
I run fetchmail on my home server in daemon mode. It helps a lot to have a
chkconfig-aware /etc/init.d script to stop/start it.
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Mandrake comes with a chkconfig script for fetchmail that happens to work under
Red Hat. I also like their idea of installing it as a separate package
(fetchmail-daemon, they call it).
I second the motion for fetchmail in /etc/init.d. Secondary package not
necessary though, because wouldn't that be really tiny? K.I.S.S.
Yes, I also think that adding a service script for fetchmail is a good idea.
I'm sorry about the late response.
Given the intrinsic reliability problems with running fetchmail unattended
(if a bounce message can't be sent, the mail is lost without a trace) and the
expected limited usage of fetchmail in such a scenario, I don't think adding
this feature is worth it, with all the set up necessary to run fetchmail under
a non-root user.
A different way to get equivalent functionality is to create a local
"fetchmail" user and add
fetchmail -d $timeout 2>&1 |grep -v 'while a background fetchmail is running'
to crontab of the "fetchmail" user.